Grand Hotel Royal Budapest – Luxury Hotel Exhibition
On 16 November 2023, the legendary Grand Hotel Royal Budapest – The Story of the Luxury Hotel from Its Beginnings to the Present-Day temporary exhibition, covering the history of one of Hungary's iconic hotels, moved from the Museum of Hungarian Commerce and Hospitality to the FCHT. During the inauguration, Dr Róbert Török, the director of the museum, emphasised the importance of preserving shared values; besides, Tibor Meskál, the president of the Grand Hotel Royal É.T.E.K. Club, highlighted significant events from the history of the hotel, which was opened in 1896 and since then had been renovated several times. Following the opening ceremony, Mr Meskál provided a brief guided tour, where he mentioned interesting details related to the exhibited pictures. The exhibition can be visited in the Alkotmány Street building of the faculty until the end of June 2024. During the ceremony, the Faculty and the Museum, aiming at deepening their professional partnership, signed a collaboration agreement, outlining8 their cooperation in various areas, including education, thesis consultations, topic proposals, joint events, and exhibitions.
On 7 November 2023, amid great interest and a full audience, the Liebig Exhibition Inauguration and Symposium took place. The interdisciplinary programme presented the life and work of Justus von Liebig, a chemist, scientist, and successful entrepreneur. It emphasised the business and commercial significance of his discoveries and his influential role in the history of science. The symposium focused on Liebig's meat extract, which played a defining role in the contemporary bourgeois dining culture and aroused interest in gastronomy and nutrition. The Liebig's meat extract also brought to life an almost 150-year-old commercial and educational card series known as the Liebig cards. Besides their marketing and educational functions, these cards also played a significant informing role in the cultural and touristic lives of the European citizens in the 19th century. Replicas of some cards can be seen in the Színes Közösségi tér (Coloured Community Area).